Peter is definitely one the best people to ever work for the Rangers organization. Memorial Cup win in 2003 and Finalist in 2008.
He is the one everyone else is judged against and deservedly so. He changed the culture for the better. While he did get a good start inheriting players like: Derek Roy, Michael Richards, Andre Benoit, Steve Eminger, Marcus Smith and Scott Dickie, he kept things competitive season to season and goy to the Memorial Cup Final twice.
Just for some perspective, here is some Peter DeBoer information:
2001-2002: 81 points - Playoffs: 1st Round: Lost 4-0 to Guelph
2002-2003: 100 points - Playoffs: 1st Rd: Beat Soo 4-0, 2nd: beat Guelph 4-1, 3rd Beat Plymouth 4-3 League Final: Beat Ottawa 4-0. MEMORIAL CUP WIN over Hull
2003-2004: 76 points - Playoffs: 1st Rd Defeated 4-0 by Plymouth
2004-2005: 83 points - Playoffs: 1st Rd: Beat Erie 4-2, 2nd Rd: Beat Owen Sound 4-0, 3rd Rd: Lost to London 4-1
2005-2006: 98 points - Playoffs: 1st Rd: Beat Soo 4-0, 2nd Rd: Lost 4-1 to Plymouth
2006-2007: 110 points - Playoffs: 1st Rd: Beat Plymouth 4-0, 2nd Rd: Beat Sarnia 4-0, 3rd Rd: Beat Soo 4-1. League Final Beat Bellevile 4-3 MEMORIAL CUP FINALIST, lost the game 4-1 to Spokane.
Drafting - First 3 Picks
2002: Evan McGrath, Carlo Di Rienzo, Matt Auffrey
2003: Devereaux Heshmatpour, Chris Gravelding, Joe McCann
2004: Justin Azevedo, Jack Coombs, Juilan Machabee
2005: Michael Pelech, Yves Bastien, Dan Kelly
2006: Nazim Kadri, Mike Mascioli, Jamie Commerford
2007: Cam Fowler, Jeremy Morin, Todd Martin
In hindsight, it shows that even the best can't always predict who a star player might be at draft time.